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Water District Announces Fall Hydrant Flushing

The program cleans sediments from the water mains and allows for inspection of fire hydrants.

The Plainview Water District Commissioners announced its fall hydrant safety program intended to flush out all fire hydrants within the district in a two-week period during October.

Board of Commissioners Andrew Bader, Joel Kessler and Edward Shulroff said the purpose of the program is to ensure that firefighters have operational hydrants to hook up to in case of an emergency.

The program will start on Sunday, Oct. 14 and conclude on Friday, Oct. 26.

“The flushing program is part of the District’s ongoing effort to improve the high quality of water supplied to our consumers,” said Chairman Bader. “The flushing is designed to remove any accumulation of sediment, which may have settled in the mains. The program is also imperative in securing our protection against any fire emergency.”

In addition to removing sediments from the mains, the program allows the district to inspect the operation of each hydrant and create a list of those hydrants in need of repair.

The process may cause some fluctuations of water pressure and/or discolored water to flow into homes and businesses. Officials said the water is safe to drink but may stain laundry. Consumers are advised not to schedule projects that require clear water during the entire flushing period.

Hydrant flushing will begin Sunday night and be performed from 10 p.m. until 5 a.m. each day on this schedule: 

  • Oct. 14 -15: l Consumers in the PWD area within the boundary of north of Jamaica Avenue, east of South Oyster Bay Road and west of the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway. 
  • Oct. 15 - 16:  Consumers in the PWD area within the boundary of south of Jamaica Avenue, east of South Oyster Bay Road and west of the Seaford-Oyster Bay Expressway to the District’s southern boundary.
  • Oct. 16 -  17: Consumers in the PWD area within the boundary of north of Old Country Road, south of Washington Avenue and the north side of the LIE.
  • Oct. 17 - 18: Consumers in the PWD area within the boundary of north of Washington Avenue, east of Manetto Hill Road and south of the LIE. 
  • Oct. 18 - Oct. 19: Consumers in the PWD area within the boundary of north of-Georgia Lane/Old Country Road, east of the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway and West of Manetto Hill Road.
  • Oct. 21 - 22:  Consumers in the PWD area within the boundary of south of Old Country Road, east of the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway, west of Round Swamp Road, north of Colonial Road as well as east of Bethpage Road. 
  • Oct. 22 - 23:  Consumers in the PWD area within the boundary of east of Round Swamp Road, south of Colonial Road and south of Bethpage Road. 
  • Oct. 23 - 24:  All fire hydrants located on Old Country Road, Round Swamp Road, Manetto Hill Road and the PWD area north of Old Country Road, east of the Seaford Oyster Bay Expressway, south of Georgia Lane and west of Central Park Road.

This program will be performed at no additional cost to the District due to the shifting of employees’ work hours from day to night for the time period the flushing will take place.

Spot flushing may be performed throughout the entire district at any time through Oct. 24-26. 

Questions can be answered by calling the office at (516) 931-6469 and for assistance or log onto www.plainviwater.org.

 

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